Psalm 2:4
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New International Version
The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

King James Bible
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision.

Darby Bible Translation
He that dwelleth in the heavens shall laugh, the Lord shall have them in derision.

World English Bible
He who sits in the heavens will laugh. The Lord will have them in derision.

Young's Literal Translation
He who is sitting in the heavens doth laugh, The Lord doth mock at them.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He that sitteth in the heavens - Whose kingdom ruleth over all, and is above all might and power, human and diabolical. Shall laugh. Words spoken after the manner of men; shall utterly contemn their puny efforts; shall beat down their pride, assuage their malice, and confound their devices.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

He that

Psalm 11:4 The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.

Psalm 68:33 To him that rides on the heavens of heavens, which were of old; see, he does send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

Isaiah 40:22 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers...

Isaiah 57:15 For thus said the high and lofty One that inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place...

Isaiah 66:1 Thus said the LORD, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that you build to me?...

shall laugh

Psalm 37:13 The LORD shall laugh at him: for he sees that his day is coming.

Psalm 53:5 There were they in great fear, where no fear was: for God has scattered the bones of him that encamps against you...

Psalm 59:8 But you, O LORD, shall laugh at them; you shall have all the heathen in derision.

2 Kings 19:21 This is the word that the LORD has spoken concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion has despised you, and laughed you to scorn...

Proverbs 1:26 I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear comes;

Library
Opposition to Messiah in Vain
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall have them in derision. T he extent and efficacy [effects] of the depravity of mankind cannot be fully estimated by the conduct of heathens destitute of divine revelation. We may say of the Gospel, in one sense, what the Apostle says of the Law, It entered that sin might abound (Romans 5:20) . It afforded occasion for displaying the alienation of the heart of man from the blessed God, in the strongest light. The sensuality, oppression and
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2

An Earnest Invitation
"Attend sermons, but prayers most, Praying's the end of preaching." And that too is in the text, for what lip can give the kiss of sincerity to the Son of God, save the lip of prayer. We drive onward, then, towards the practical conclusion May God the Holy Spirit assist us. Now it has sometimes been disputed among most earnest and zealous ministers, which is the most likely means of bringing souls to Christ; whether it is the thunder of the threatening, or the still small whisper of the promise.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 5: 1859

The Man Christ Jesus
"Consider how great this man was" in the combination of his offices. He was duly appointed both priest and king: king of righteousness and peace, and at the same time priest of the Most High God. It may be said of him that he sat as a priest upon his throne. He exercised the double office to the great blessedness of those who were with him; for his one act towards Abraham would seem to be typical of his whole life; he blessed him in the name of the Most High God. "Consider how great this man was"
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 31: 1885

The Government of the Church.
"No man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost."--1 Cor. xii. 3. The last work of the Holy Spirit in the Church has reference to government. The Church is a divine institution. It is the body of Christ, even tho manifesting itself in a most defective way; for as the man whose speech is affected by a stroke of paralysis is the same friendly person as before, in spite of the defect, so is the Church, whose speech is impaired, still the same holy body of Christ. The visible and invisible
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

Cross References
Psalm 37:13
but the Lord laughs at the wicked, for he knows their day is coming.

Psalm 59:8
But you laugh at them, LORD; you scoff at all those nations.

Psalm 123:1
A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to you, to you who sit enthroned in heaven.

Proverbs 1:26
I in turn will laugh when disaster strikes you; I will mock when calamity overtakes you--

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